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Re: Dennis Ritchie

From: Marcos Luis Ortiz Valmaseda <marcosluis2186_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Oct 13 2011 - 16:15:24 GMT
To: vmarko@ipb.ac.rs, Community support for Fedora users <users@lists.fedoraproject.org>

+1

2011/10/13 Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko@gmail.com>

> On Thursday 13 October 2011 15:41:24 Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Fedora 17 name has already been voted upon. Fedora 18 codename
> > suggestions will be requested when Fedora 17 is about to be released
>
> I think it would be more appropriate to rename F16, rather than wait for a
> whole year to pay respects to the man. Since Ritche was a key inventor of
> both
> C and UNIX, I believe a case can be made to make an exception and rename
> the
> first upcoming release, which will be F16.
>
> Rahul, can you present the case to the relevant people, maybe open a vote
> on
> it so that everyone can formally state their opinion?
>
> My suggestion is the following:
>
> (1) Rename F16 to "Ritchie" (or "Dennis", whatever people like better),
> (2) Rename F17 to "Verne" (in order not to insult the great writer),
> (3) Rename F18 to "Beefy Miracle" (in order to keep the chain of "is a"
> naming).
>
> I think that is the least Fedora Community can do to pay respects to Dennis
> Ritchie. Opinions?
>
> Best, :-)
> Marko
>
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